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Mindfulness Based Conversations (MBC), an evidence based approach

Venue: Bps Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
Date: Monday 10th June 2013

Introduction

Mindfulness Based Conversations (MBC), an evidence based approach applying mindfulness to consultation with teachers, parents and children

This workshop is focused on the growing field of Mindfulness Based Approaches. It will explore the theoretical and evidence base for Mindfulness Based Conversations (MBC), give an experiential understanding of mindfulness and will examine the application of mindfulness to consultation with teachers, parents and children and its potential benefits.

This workshop will include a broad introduction to mindfulness to those unfamiliar to the field and a coherent, structured model for the practice of mindfulness in our consultations (MBC) will be  presented with its rationale and potential benefits.

An experiential understanding of mindfulness through a number of exercises that could be used within consultation will be presented. These include brief individual awareness exercises, a paired communication exercise and the use of cognitive defusion metaphors.

A number of short activities, resources and exercises that can be practically applied to consultation will then be introduced. These comprise of short reflective and attention exercises that can be carried out before, during and after an consultation. Exercises include bringing attention to sensations in the body, looking for mindful prompts within our conversations and identifying personnel triggers that inhibit mindfulness.

Target audience
Educational and clinical psychologists, and all professionals who use consultation in their work (e.g. therapists, teachers, behaviour workers)

Learning outcomes and objectives
Particpants will have

A theoretical understanding of mindfulness and its potential benefits to consultation with teachers, parents and children
An experiential understanding of mindfulness
Knowledge of the evidence base for the application of mindfulness to consultation
Knowledge and understanding of how mindfulness could be practically applied to consultations
The skills and necessary resources to apply mindfulness to their future consultations with teachers, parents and children.

Facilitator: Sahaja Davis

If you wish to register for this event please complete the online booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

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